The Ray-1 well was to be the third production well completed in the city of Gallup Yah-ta-hey well field located about 7 miles (11 km) north of the city. The first string of casing collapsed during completion, however, and the well was abandoned before it could be tested. The lithology of the Upper Cretaceous Dalton Sandstone and Dilco Coal Members of the Crevasse Canyon Formation and the Gallup Sandstone was interpreted from geophysical logs and examination of the drill cuttings. These units appear to be similar to correlative strata encountered in the first two wells. A yield of approximately 700 gallons per minute (44 l/s), similar to the other wells in the Yah-ta-hey well field, is anticipated from the same aquifers when the Ray-1 replacement well is completed.
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Interpretation of geologic and hydrologic data from the Ray-1 Well, City of Gallup, McKinley County, New Mexico